Dealing with China, How to peel a banana | Richard Stamps | TEDxOaklandUniversity

China is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. It is important that we learn about Chinese culture so we can work together in the future.

Richard Stamps is a retired Oakland University faculty member with over 37 years of service at the university. Growing up in a multi-ethnic community in California, at the age of 19 Richard embarked on his first Mormon missionary trip travelling to Asia. That initial trip was over 53 years ago and he has returned 23 times over his lifetime, spending the last seven years residing there. Trained as an Anthropologist/Archaeologist with a focus on China, Richard views people and cultures in a holistic way. He has been married to his lovely and supportive wife Marsha for 49 years.

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